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Advancing the safety of plastic kitchenware
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Jul 02 2018

Scientists of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) developed an analytical method for the quantification of fluorescent whitening agents which may migrate from plastic cups into beverages. This work supports the implementation of legislation on food packaging materials.

In the production of plastic kitchenware such as beverage cups, for which optical transparency and clarity are the desired properties, fluorescent whitening agents (FWAs) are used to improve the whiteness and brightness characteristics of the materials. 

Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC109861
Authors: 
ZACHAREWICZ Thomas
LEPORI Benedetto
REALE Emanuela
JONKERS Koen
Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC111721
Authors: 
GAMITO JARDIM José Ernesto
VASILAKOPOULOS Paraskevas
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Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC111171
Authors: 
YASINSKA Inna
CECCONE Giacomo
HUSSAIN Rohanah
SILIGARDI Giuliano
BERGER Steffen M.
FASTER-KAN Elizaveta
BARDELLI Marco
VARANI Luca
FIEDLER Walter
WELLBROCK Jasmin
RAPP Ulrike
GIBBS Bernhard
CALZOLAI Luigi
SUMBAYEV Vadim
The JRC is investigating recent progress in considering combined exposures to multiple chemicals to help translate best science into best assessment practice.
©European Union, 2018
Jun 28 2018
The JRC is investigating recent progress in considering combined exposures to multiple chemicals to help translate best science into best assessment practice.
Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC110166
Authors: 
PALERMO Valentina
TSIONIS Georgios
RAPOSO DE M. DO N. E S. DE SOTTO MAYOR Maria Luisa
Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC112197
Authors: 
BIAGI Federico
GRUBANOV-BOSKOVIC Sara
NATALE Fabrizio
SEBASTIAN LAGO Raquel

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Publication Year: 
2017
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC112425
Authors: 
NILSSON Karl-Fredrik
MINNEBO Philip
AUSTIN Timothy

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